Volvo XC90 Model Overview

2018 Volvo XC90 Model at Volvo Cincinnati North

 Key Features

  • Starting at $46,900 MSRP
  • Standard Laminated Panoramic Moonroof with Power Sunshade
  • Seating for up to 7 passengers
  • 10-way, Power Front Seats incl. Power Lumbar and Driver Seat Memory
  • Smartphone Integration (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto)
  • LED Headlights with Thor's Hammer DRL & Auto Highbeam (AHB)
  • Standard Sensus Navigation and Volvo Sensus Connect with 9-inch Touchscreen
  • Optional Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound

About the Volvo XC90

From elegant styling and precise handling to spacious seating and advanced safety technology, the XC90 is like no other in its segment. Starting at $46,900 MSRP for a XC90 T5 Momentum FWD which seats 5-Passengers, you can add All Wheel Drive, 7-Passenger capability, and your choice of Momentum, Inscription, R-Design, or Excellence trims to personalize your XC90. Regardless of which trim level you choose, standard features include rear park assist camera, Sensus Navigation, a panoramic sunroof, CleanZone Air Quality System, Volvo On Call and much more.

This luxury SUV's interior is ready to accommodate any getaway with up to seven full-sized seats, each designed for the utmost comfort and boasts up to 85.7 cubic feet of storage space --perfect for a weekend's worth of luggage. No matter where life takes you, the XC90 has the power and efficiency to get you there. There are multiple turbocharged and supercharged engines available, ranging from 250 horsepower to up to 400 horsepower for a T8 Hybrid version. Plus with available all-wheel drive you'll be able to tackle any kind of weather. The XC90 is an elegant and spacious luxury-SUV that deserves consideration.

What the Critics Say

"In the best Swedish invasion since ABBA, Volvo's flagship SUV has been turning heads and opening pocketbooks since it arrived on our shores for 2016. It offers a bold, elegant design, a spacious interior so gorgeous that it deserves a place of honor in Stockholm's Moderna Museet, and a trio of four-cylinder engines (one with an assist from a battery pack and two electric motors) that rival their six-cylinder competitors for performance." - Car and Driver

"If there is one virtue that the 2018 Volvo XC90 possesses in spades, it's elegance. From the extra classy exterior styling to the impressively well-appointed interior, the XC90 exudes panache. It's a luxury crossover with all the fancy vibes you could ever hope for." - Edmunds

What's New for 2018

Minor adjustments have been made to the Volvo XC90 lineup for 2018. Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and Apple CarPlay & Android Auto are now standard on every XC90. The T8 plug-in powertrain is now available even in the entry-level Momentum trim level. Three additional colors are now offered on the 2018 XC90.

Volvo XC90 Video

Volvo XC90 Features

Volvo XC90 T5 Engine

T5 VS. T6 Engines

We get a lot of questions about the differences between the T5 and T6 Engines available on the XC90. While the T5 and T6 are both 2.0 Liter 4-Cylinder engines, there is one major difference between the two. The T5 is turbocharged while the T6 is "twin-charged." A twin-charged engine is one that is both turbocharged and supercharged.

The T5 delivers 250 horsepower and is offered in both Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and All Wheel Drive (AWD). The T5 Engine is always combined as a 5-Passenger SUV. The T6 delivers 316 horsepower, and only comes in AWD and 7-Passenger configurations. There is also a T8 Plug-in Hybrid Engine available which comes only in E-AWD and 7-Passenger capability - and delivers 400 combined horsepower and a 54MPGe fuel economy equivalent.

Refined Interior

The cabin of the XC90 not only has elegant styling but spacious cargo room. The leather upholstery and aluminum and wood accents expresses the Scandinavian design and the 50/50 third row offers best-in-class legroom of 36 inches. And with up to 85.7 cubic feet of cargo space, the XC90 can accommodate any weekend getaway.

Volvo XC90 Interior
Volvo XC90 Display

Advanced Technology

Standard Volvo Sensus simplifies your life by giving you the power to control information, entertainment and safety features all while keeping your eyes on the road. Plus with built-in Wi-Fi, you and your guests will always be connected. Standard Sensus Navigation will help you get to your destination with its 3D imaging, voice recognition and routing options. And with built-in apps like Find Parking, you'll never be late to a dinner party again.

Volvo XC90 Towing Capacity

The 2018 Volvo XC90 has a maximum towing capacity of 4,000-5,000 pounds when properly equipped with the optional towing package. T5 front-wheel-drive models can tow up to 4,000 pounds. All other XC90 models have a 5,000 pound maximum towing rating, giving you plenty of power for towing a small boat, pair of jet skis, or a small pop-up camping trailer. Combined with a massive 85.7 cubic feet of cargo space, XC90 is ready for your next weekend adventure.

XC90 has an available air suspension system on all four wheels. This system comes in handy when loading cargo or hitching up a trailer. Simply press a button inside the cargo area to lower the rear of the car by up to 2 inches, giving easier access for loading cargo or lining up a trailer to its hitch.

Volvo XC90 Towing Capacity

The 7-Passenger Volvo XC90 VS. 7-Passenger Competition

The 2018 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Momentum comes with standard features such as Sensus Navigation and 7-Passenger seating. You won't necessarily find these features as "standard equipment" on the 2018 Acura MDX or 2018 BMW X5. To get navigation on the Acura, you'll need to add a Technology Package for $4,400. The good news is that navigation is standard on the BMW, but if you want 3rd row seating, it's only available as a costly option.

2018 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum AWD


2018 Acura MDX AWD w/Technology

2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i


Starting MSRP



316 HP Horsepower290 HP300 HP
All Wheel DriveDrivelineAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
20/27 MPG Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)18/26 MPG18/24 MPG
5,000Towing Capacity5,0006,000
Front/Rear Seatbelt PretensionersFrontFront
3-Memory Adjustments for Driver Side & Heated Seats Front Seating2-Memory Adjustments for Driver Side & Heated Seats2-Memory Adjustments for Driver Side & Heated Seats Optional

Volvo XC90 Trims & Specs

As you can see above, the 7-Passenger XC90 delivers a rare combination of more horsepower than BMW, better fuel economy than Acura, and more front seat comfort options than both. Every XC90 comes with standard features such as Volvo On Call, Sensus Navigation, a Panoramic Roof, Rear Park Assist, Sensus Connect and much more. Additionally, you can personalize your XC90 with the available Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, or Excellence trim levels.



  • Starting at $46,900 MSRP
  • 19-inch Alloy Wheels (Standard T6, Optional T5)
  • 4-Way Power Adjustable Lumbar Support, Front Seats
  • Pilot Assist- Semi-Autonomous Drive with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • High-Performance Audio (9-inch Sensus Touchscreen)
  • Power-Operated Tailgate


  • Starting at $52,300 MSRP
  • R-Design Contour Seats with Nubuck & Fine Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • R-Design Front Grill and R-Design Front Spoiler
  • R-Design Illuminated Tread Plates, Front and Rear
  • Power Cushion Extension, Driver and Passenger Seat
  • 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display


  • Starting at $59,450 MSRP
  • Comfort Seats with Fine Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • 21-inch Alloy Wheels (Optional)
  • Bright Deco Molding with Embossed Inscription Logotype
  • Linear Walnut Wood Inlays
  • Interior High Level Illumination


  • Starting at $104,900 MSRP
  • Rear Heated/Cooled Cup/Bottle Holder with Handcrafted Orrefors® Crystal Glasses
  • Nubuck Headlining and Roof Pillars
  • Passenger/Luggage Compartment Divider
  • 21-inch 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels
  • Unique Tailgate "Rank Mark"